POTTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - Courthouse protests have caused a brief
interruption in the preliminary hearing of three teenagers charged
in the beating death of a Mexican immigrant in a small Pennsylvania
About 40 protesters outside the courthouse in Pottsville have
been told to keep quiet or they'll be forced to move. The
protesters are from workers and immigrants' rights groups.
A defense attorney complained about the distraction and the
hearing was recessed for several minutes until the protesters
quieted down. There have been no arrests.
Luis Ramirez was attacked July 12 when he crossed paths with a
group of teens in the town of Shenandoah, about 80 miles northwest
A judge is deciding if there is enough evidence against the
three to send the case to trial.
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)